BONOMO HAS WINNING QUALITY
There is something quite awe-inspiring about a group of people prepared to pay €100,000 to play a poker tournament. Perhaps awe-inspiring is not the right expression. Hard to believe might be more accurate. And yet 38 of the best players in the world chose to do that this week, seven of them even re-bought after early elimination. The sums are huge.
Despite it being the biggest win of his career, Bonomo showed little regard for the money (which took his career earnings to more than $5 million). He was more focused on his plans for the following day.
“To be honest, what’s on my mind right now is the main event,” Bonomo told an interviewer, who was possibly hoping to hear plans of a lavish party. Bonomo had a job to do the following day and he wasn’t going to ruin that, regardless of how well he’d done his job that day.
It also spoke of a crucial aspect of the poker player’s mind, that of dedication. As with any highly competitive pursuit, the winners tend to be those who work hardest with the talents they have. Bonomo demonstrated a lesson to any poker player, regardless of level, that skill must be combined with hard work; a trait that should see him on the winner’s podium again before long.